Student Media, Governing Bodies and Honor Societies at Point Park
For a complete list of student clubs and organizations, visit the Student Activities page.
The following information is in the Point Park University Student Planner/Handbook.
Purpose: Student literary magazine
Who may join: Anyone, open to all majors
Events: Publish once-a-semester literary magazine
Advisor: Dr. Heather Starr Fiedler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-392-3409
Purpose: Weekly student newspaper
Who May Join: Anyone, open to all majors
Contact: email@example.com, 412-392-4740, 710/711 Lawrence Hall
Advisor: Dr. Steven Hallock, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-392-4762
To The Point
Purpose: Provide news, music, discussion, and other entertainment to the college community. WPPJ provides an opportunity for Point Park students to get actively involved with a realistically-structured and commercially-operated radio station.
Who may join: Any current full-time or part-time student with a 2.0 or greater GPA; $5/semester activity fee.
Events: WPPJ broadcasts news, music, sports, and other entertainment programs during the academic year. Sponsors or co-sponsors numerous dances, concerts, movie nights, and other social and fundraising events throughout the year. The station's biggest event is its annual Fall Term 67-hour Rock-a-Thon for the benefit of the Early Learning Institute of Pittsburgh.
Advisor: David J. Fabilli, email@example.com, 412-392-3415
Purpose: Campus TV channel that airs Point Park student-produced programming 24/7 exclusively; programs include Point News Now, Pioneer Sideline (sports), The Scoop (entertainment), Wake Up Point Park, and a variety of other shows and specials.
Who May Join: Any current full-time or part-time student may join the staff, although it is primarily staffed by students in the School of Communication and the Cinema and Digital Arts Department.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, first floor University Center
Campus Activities Board
Purpose:The Campus Activities Board provides Point Park University’s fulltime undergraduate students with activities that promote fun, personal development, and learning. This board is the official programming organization of the Office of Student Activities and is solely comprised of students. Student organizations are also encouraged to request event funding from CAB.
Who May Join: Anyone interested in planning events.
Advisor: Brad Kovalcik, email@example.com, 412-392-4793
United Student Government
Purpose: The USG is the system of student governance and representation for the student body of Point Park University. The USG’s purpose is to represent students to the University administration, allocate funds for student organizations, and to appoint student members to various University committees.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-392-3850, second floor of Lawrence Hall
Advisor: Dean Keith Paylo, email@example.com, 412-392-3840
Residence Hall Association
Purpose: To enhance the living environment for the resident students.
Who May Join: All full-time, undergraduate students who reside in a Point Park University residence hall
Contact: RHA@pointpark.edu, Office of Campus Life, first floor of Pioneer Hall
Alpha Chi National Honor Society
Purpose: To promote academic excellence and character among college students and to honor those achieving such distinction; Alpha Chi is a general honor society, bridging across all majors.
Who May Join: Full-time juniors or seniors who are in the top ten percent of their class and maintain a GPA of no less than 3.50.
Events: Annual induction ceremony for new members; hosts various speakers and community service events; participates in regional and national conferences
Contact: Helen Fallon, Honors Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-392-3982.
Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
Purpose: Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the Criminal Justice sciences. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduates as well as graduate students of Criminal Justice.
Who May Join: Students with a declared Criminal Justice major or minor who have completed one-third of his or her total credits required for graduation; additional criteria on website
Contact: Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies, 404 Academic Hall
Contact: Dr. Lorelei Stein, email@example.com, 412-392-3858
Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society
Purpose: Chi Alpha Sigma’s purpose is to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities.
Who May Join: Student athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.
Contact: Athletic Department, 412-392-3844, sixth floor Bank Tower